Director of Clinical Education
“Clinical education is a cornerstone of physical therapy education. Clinical education allows the student to integrate clinical practice with basic science, theory, and clinical reasoning. Forming appropriate relationships between faculty, students, and clinical affiliates is key to the student's learning experience. By building and maintaining relationships with clinicians, we have a rich and diverse program to help the physical therapy student grow in their professional competency.”
Christine Morgan is the Director of Clinical Education for Florida Southern College, and was thrilled to return to Florida Southern College, as she graduated from here with degrees in Biology (pre-physical therapy concentration) and Psychology, and also swam while here. She has spent the past seven years in Gainesville, Florida, where she completed a sports residency at University of Florida and Shands after graduating from physical therapy school at Florida Gulf Coast University. She has spent the past few years in charge of a running medicine clinic and as faculty for the UF Health Sports Residency. Through this and involvement and speaking engagements with the American Physical Therapy Association and Florida Physical Therapy Association, she has developed many contacts with local clinicians and facilities throughout Florida and the country.
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Florida Gulf Coast University, December 2014
Credentialed Sports Residency, University of Florida and Shands Rehabilitation, Sports Physical Therapy, August 2011
Masters of Science, Florida Gulf Coast University, Physical Therapy, May 2010
Bachelors of Science, Florida Southern College, Biology (Pre- physical therapy concentration), Psychology, April 2006
Publications and Exhibitions
Palmer, K, Jones D, Morgan C, Zeppieri G., The Relationship Between Range of Motion, Strength, Motor Control, Power, and the Tennis Serve in Competitive Level Tennis Players: A Pilot Study. Sports Health. Accepted with revisions.
Hahn H, Vincent KR, Herman DC, Wasser JG, Chen C, Zdziarski LA, Morgan C, Vincent HK. Biomechanical, Metabolic and Cardiopulmonary Responses of Masters Recreational Runners during Running at Different Speeds. Research in Sports Medicine. 2017;25(2):118-131.
Chmielewski, TL, Martin, CS, Lentz, TA, Tillman, SM, Moser, MW, Farmer, K, Jaric, S. Normalization Considerations for Using the Unilateral Shot Put Test in Rehabilitation. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2014;44(7): 518-24.